Jeremiah Goulka

Jeremiah Goulka writes about American politics and culture.  His most recent work has been published in the American Prospect and Salon.  He was formerly an analyst at the RAND Corporation, a recovery worker in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremiahgoulka or contact him at jeremiah@jeremiahgoulka.com.  His website is jeremiahgoulka.com.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:09pm
Republicans and the Redskins: Why the GOP Protect the "Honor" of Offensive Team Names
Every once in a while a small controversy comes along that helps explain a big problem. This National Football League season has provided such a controversy. The name of Washington D.C.'s football team, the Redskins, is under fire. "Redskins" is an offensive term and therefore inappropriate for the team representing our nation’s capital. That's kind of obvious, right?
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:57am
Shell Shock Lite: On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq
I was one nightmare short of PTSD. It didn’t take much, that’s what surprised me. No battles. No dead bodies. I spent just three and a half weeks as a contractor in Iraq, when the war there was at its height, rarely leaving the security of American military bases.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:59pm
Lockheed Martin's Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense Spending
When I was a kid obsessed with military aircraft, I loved Chicago's O'Hare airport.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 1:21pm
Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the GOP Titanic
Mitt Romney had hardly conceded before Republicans started fighting over where to head next. Some Republicans -- and many Democrats -- now claim that the writing is on the wall: demography is destiny, which means the GOP is going the way of the Whigs and the Dodo. Across the country, they see an aging white majority shrinking as the U.S.
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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:53pm
Mitt Romney’s Team Would Let Loose Dogs of War in Iran
It’s the consensus among the pundits: foreign policy doesn’t matter in this presidential election. They point to the ways Republican candidate Mitt Romney has more or less parroted President Barack Obama on just about everything other than military spending and tough talk about another “ American century .”
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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:17pm
The Dogs of War Are Barking
It’s the consensus among the pundits: foreign policy doesn’t matter in this presidential election. They point to the ways Republican candidate Mitt Romney has more or less parroted President Barack Obama on just about everything other than military spending and tough talk about another “ American century .”
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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:09am
Of Republicans, Race Cards, and Voter ID Laws
Democrats are frustrated: Why can’t Republican voters see that Republicans pass voter ID laws to suppress voting, not fraud?
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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:04am
Confessions of a Former Republican: On Joining the Reality-Based Community
I used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics. But I am a Republican no longer.
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